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Environment (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
The Environment (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 is being prepared to be laid before Parliament.
The instrument makes amendments to environmental laws to address minor errors and to ensure they continue to operate effectively after the end of the implementation period. It also makes necessary amendments to directly applicable retained EU law. Regulation 6 makes minor changes to s.8 (1) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, relating to and chemicals.
Regulation 6 changes several dates in the REACH etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (REACH 2019), which in turn amends the legislation outlined in paragraph 2.5 of this Explanatory Memorandum. REACH 2019 ensures that REACH will operate effectively in the United Kingdom following the end of the implementation period. Regulation 6 made transitional provisions to minimise disruption to existing supply chains following EU Exit. This instrument substitutes references to “exit day” with references to “IP completion day” and makes related amendments to defined terms, particularly in relation to various rules in REACH 2019 which place obligations on duty holders and regulators.